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As the business school of a premier technological university, the Robert A. Foisie Business School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute integrates science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) into the undergraduate and graduate programs.

Consistent with WPI’s mission of theory and practice, a project-based approach to learning and doing pervades the WPI Foisie Business School’s curriculum. Our students take advantage of the university’s strong relationships with technology-intensive organizations around the world and a network of more than 50 global project centers.

Graduates of the WPI Foisie Business School are prepared to lead at the intersection of technology and business, applying entrepreneurial thinking and harnessing the power of technology and teamwork to solve complex human problems.

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Featured Program: MBA

This year, WPI FBS's MBA program debuts at #7 in the third annual ranking of online MBA programs in the US by Poets & Quants, one of the leading business school ranking bodies. Of particular note was the strong alumni survey results—the most recent graduating class rated the STEM MBA fifth in total academic experience and career outcomes. When asked if they accomplished a primary career goal directly because of the online MBA, 100% said yes. Read more.

Featured Program: MS, Innovation with User Experience

WPI’s MS in IUX program prepares students to become experts at designing, developing, and generating innovative products and services that help consumers achieve their goals and meet their needs through pleasant and useful user experiences.

Critical Conversations on Artificial Intelligence

Associate Professor Bengisu Tulu (3rd from left) at Foisie Business School participates in the dialogues as a member of the panelist during the Critical Conversation: Artificial Intelligence session held in December.

Reduce Homelessness and Human Trafficking of NYC Youths

Renata Konrad, associate professor at the Foisie Business School, studies homeless and human trafficking amongst youth population in New York City with a team of researchers. The team recently won NSF funds to builds on previous research by Konrad and uses analytics to develop tools to understand and address human trafficking networks

Improving Migration Conditions at the Borders

Andrew Trapp, associate professor of operations and industrial engineering at the Foisie Business School, develops analytical tools to estimate capacities for holding sites, judges, and other resources needed to humanely process migrant asylum cases at the international borders.

Robots by the Watercooler

Professor Soussan Djamasbi and a team of WPI researchers won a $3M National Science Foundation award for use towards Human-Robotics-Interface studies in the workplace, specifically focusing on research and training related to the adoption of robotic assistants in work environments.

Working Moms, Successful Daughters: FBS Faculty Member Publishes New Research Findings

Foisie Business School Assistant Professor Elizabeth Long Lingo's research on the positive long-term effect of working moms on their children has been spotlighted on Time.com — the full paper was just published in Work, Employment, and Society in April.

Facts & Figures


Best MBA for Management

The Princeton Review (2020)

Best Online MBA Programs

U.S. News & World Report (2019)
Top 100

Best Colleges 

U.S. News & World Report (2016)
Top 10

online MBA business schools

Poets & Quants (2019)


March 02, 2020
Computer Science, Data Science, Foisie Business School, Mathematical Sciences, Robotics Engineering
February 03, 2020
Foisie Business School
February 03, 2020
Graduate Admissions, Foisie Business School

Media Coverage

NPR Hartford reported on Andrew Trapp, associate professor of operations and industrial engineering, developing analytical tools to estimate capacities for holding sites, judges, and other resources needed to humanely process migrant asylum cases at the U.S. southern border. 

The Worcester Business Journal reported on WPI receiving $3 million from the National Science Foundation to study human-robot interaction in the workplace. Eight WPI researchers are involved: Cagdas Onal (principal investigator), Yunus Telliel, Jeanine Skorinko, Winston Soboyejo, Jing Xiao, Pratap Rao, Soussan Djamasbi and Jane Li

Foisie Business School Alumni

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